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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
Film #19 of "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Task #12 : A film about archeology or an archeologist!
You can't swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting one iconic moment after another in this stunning classic!
One of the greatest action adventure film to ever grace the big screen! I still can't fathom one studio turning this film down muchless every major studio in Hollywood until Paramount stepped in! I bet they're all still kicking themselves on a daily basis!
JAWS may have started my love affair with director Steven Spielberg but it was Raiders of the Lost Ark that sealed the deal! It was also the film that put Harrison Ford on my radar! And…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
Even before anything actually happens in the film, or even before we've seen Indiana's face, you feel like you're watching something special just by the font of the opening credits. As ridiculous as that sounds I think it's true. As the letters appear superimposed over three characters we haven't met yet traipsing through a unidentified jungle, you can feel it in your gut that you're about to experience something fantastic. It's one of the rare films that made going to the movies a truly special experience.
The film is simply iconic. It's filled with iconic characters, iconic moments and even an iconic musical score. We've all heard the stories about…
The film in a nutshell:
Indiana Jones tricks people to think that archeology is a badass profession where you get to run from rolling boulders while wearing a cool hat.
He steals a ancient artifact that gets guarded by ''top men''.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
The best Indiana Jones movie.
When I stop enjoying this movie, please kill me.
Quentin Tarantino Sr. makes a paean to pulp featuring that android-murdering cop from Blade Runner.
Harrison Ford at his very best.
This is what true adventure should be. Harrison Ford kills it, and nobody will ever be any better as Indiana Jones than him. The action is great, the acting is even better, and the whole adventure that they take just puts a huge grin on my face every time I watch it.
Las tres primeras de Indiana son lo mejor que le ha pasado nunca al cine de aventuras, por lo que elegir entre una de las 3 se hace muy complicado. Administro muy concienzudamente mis perfect scores y aunque virtualmente esta película es la piedra basal del blockbuster veraniego de las siguientes décadas (para bien o para mal), sigo prefiriendo la tercera, que además de ser la más divertida tiene una corriente emocional que ni la segunda ni la que me ocupa aquí están interesadas en revelar. Mi zona de confort cinéfila es ésta.
En la última semana he leído un libro sobre el posible arqueólogo en el cuál se inspiraron para perfilar Indiana (aunque en realidad fue un ensamblaje de…
one of my favorite movies of all time, Indiana jones is one of the greatest heroes of all time. I love the action, especially the truck chase. all the stunts are great, the theme song is epic. five out of five stars
Raiders of the Lost Ark is such a hard film to discuss because it has been so canonized in the history of cinema. Often considered the quintessential action/adventure flick, most consider it sac-religious to even talk about some its flaws. I will do my best to be un-biased, but I make no promises.
The score is so iconic, particularly the main theme, but all of the sound in general is so masterfully done. The recurring themes, a true sign of a John Williams score, is highly beneficial. It's also such a quick film with I'd bet sometimes a hundred shots per minute, and with all of the gun-slinging, whip-slapping, and explosions, it's really amazing how precise the editing, both visually…
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